The Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance has built, or helped to build these trails in Invermere, BC:
The Dragonfly Boardwalk and trail in Invermere run adjacent to a popular beach on Lake Windermere. This site allows visitors to James Chabot Provincial Park to enjoy views of both the nearby wetlands and the lake. Onsite interpretive panels provide educational materials on key species and features of the wetlands.
The Old Coach Trail is a 9 km walking or cycling route that runs between Radium Hot Springs and Dry Gulch. This historic route was travelled by Model T’s in the 1920’s. The trail winds along the benchlands above the river, with spectacular views of the wetlands below.
The Columbia Valley Botanical Gardens trail gives you another option if you are looking for something else to do while hanging out at the popular Kinsmen Beach. This trail passes by Dorothy Lake, an important site for Western Painted Turtles, a provincial species-at-risk. It also explores the community heritage garden.
The Westside Legacy Trail will be a multi-recreational, human-powered, paved trail connecting the communities of Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. It will be a well-planned and meaningful addition to an already active community, and we encourage residents, businesses and local governments to contribute in their own unique way to help build this world-class trail amenity.